Third Time's a Charm for Dixie - The Trupanion Blog
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Third Time’s a Charm for Dixie

We decided we were ready to have the responsibility of another puppy, and as we were looking through adoption websites, my daughter found our adorable little Dixie. She was a great energetic little girl.

About 6 months later we noticed one of her rear legs had an odd angle to it. When we took her to the vet they said she would need orthopedic surgery. After a few months had passed, Dixie had her first procedure on her left rear leg. The surgeon had to cut her tibia to a better size and found out her growth plates had not closed properly.

Two weeks later, we took her in for her second bandage change and her external fixture had moved, the bone had slipped and a pin sheered off into her bone. She went into surgery for the second time and had larger pins put in place to hold her bones at the correct angle. This time we noticed she was limping more. We took her to the vet and had x-rays taken. From those, we found out that once again her bones had slipped and in she went for her third surgery. This time around the surgeon decided to put a plate and about eight screws in. Here we are with about three weeks left of a cast and everything has gone much more smoothly. Without Trupanion we could not have helped our little Dixie get all the help she has needed. Thank you so much, Trupanion!

Thank You
Lucretia W.




Wellington, Colorado
Enrolled: June 2015
Condition: Rear leg bone deformity
The Trupanion Policy Paid: $10,408.49

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